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A Window To The World

You usually see the “three-tier system”, created after Prohibition, described as “Brewer, Distributor, Retailer”. However, that first tier also includes Importers, which is how foreign producers get their beer into the country. Importers face many of the same logistical challenges that Distributors do, but exacerbated by geography and border customs. B. United International is a […]

Betting on Small Pack

I’m not a large person. I don’t eat a lot (even when I want to). And yes, I’m in my thirties (slower metabolism, blah blah blah). I recently stopped in a yogurt shop and was chastised by the owner about how little I got from the self-serve machine. “Are you on a diet?” she asked. […]

December Style of the Month – High Gravity Beers

“High-gravity” refers to brewing a beer with high original gravity (OG).Typically, above 1.075 OG is considered high. OG is a measure of the fermentable and un-fermentable sugars in the wort before fermentation. A gravity reading taken just prior to yeast being added, is referred to as the original gravity (OG). The OG will provide the brewer with a […]

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